Books | Accessible theology: four new books
by Caleb Nelson
Posted 2/27/20, 03:57 pm
The Soul in Paraphrase: A Treasury of Classic Devotional Poems by Leland Ryken: Dissatisfied with available anthologies of Christian poetry, Wheaton professor and ESV Bible editor Leland Ryken created his own. He explains each of the 150 poems by defining all the difficult words and phrases and then describing the work’s artistry and spiritual qualities. In every poem he finds “profundity of meaning and richness of experience.” Ryken understands the imagination and poetic sensibility of Christian life, and he lays bare the power and beauty of great English poems.